Over 60s had the chance to find out about services, social activities and support available to them at the first Golden Age fairs of 2023 - the event's 20th anniversary year.

Fenland District Council's Golden Age fairs, which launched in 2003 by the late Cllr Mac Cotterell MBE, took place at Manor Leisure Centre in Whittlesey and at Christchurch Community Centre in Christchurch.

They brought together organisations as diverse as specialist gym operators, healthcare teams, skills training services and benefits advisors to provide advice on what's available to over 60s.

Organisations had their own stand where visitors could browse information and meet representatives.

Visitors received a free reusable water bottle to promote good hydration as part of good health.

Cllr Susan Wallwork, portfolio holder for communities, said: "The fairs are hugely valuable both for the partner organisations who come along and individuals.

"There's good reason that these wonderful events have been going for 20 years now!"

And Fenland District Council is always happy to hear from organisations that would like to attend future events.

Cllr Sam Clark, Golden Age team leader, said: "Partner organisations tell us how valuable the fairs are for them not just in reaching lots of individuals but also in learning about other services for their users.

"My thanks go to everyone involved in the organisation and planning of these events, including the very dedicated committee."